Sanchez: Where did the train jump off the tracks?
I keep thinking about how badly Sanchez regressed in years 3 and 4 and have been pondering the reasons why.
- The detoriation of the Jets o-line and the increasing amount of hits he took.
- The regression of the running game.
- The departure of high quality, veteran skill players on offense.
- Defenses adjusting to him, exploting his weaknesses.
- Being on a defensively oriented team that might not be able to properly mold a young QB.
- Changing to a new offensive system under Sparano.
- The Teebow deal.
- Other, high-profile distractions the Jets managed to create.
- Self-inflicted distractions (serial dating trophy women).
- The intensity of being a pro QB in NYC (all of the above stuffed into a pressure cooker, set on "high").
Please feel free to add to the above list, if I've missed anything.
When taken in sum, it shouldn't surprise anyone that Mark Sanchez regressed.
Most of the above isn't within his control. It's about the environment he's in.